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Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs
As Haredim continue to defy legal rulings against modesty signs, many have begun to see Beit Shemesh as ‘the canary in the coal mine’ of Israel’s complicated secular-religious conflict.
This latest extension is the third one to be requested and granted, after the state failed to pass a law by September 2018 as demanded by the court.
Haredi men from across the spectrum of the community, Sephardi, hassidic, and “Lithuanian” non-hassidic, all participated in and completed the six-month long course called “Influencers.”
By JEREMY SHARON
Intense negotiations are expected between the Simhat Torah holiday on October 1 and the return of the Knesset from its extended summer and holiday recess on October 15.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Netanyahu said the conscription bill, which was written by the IDF, was the best it can be. He said that if Litzman votes for it and a coalition crisis is prevented.
Agudah, representing the hassidic haredi community, has opposed the current bill whereas Degel and Shas who see it as the best of a bad situation.
"The votes of Yesh Atid assure the passage of the bill; you don't need to again to give in to the haredi parties," party chair Yair Lapid said.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Ya'acov Litzman said “we have no interest in elections, but we cannot compromise on a significant matter of principle, or maintaining the status of yeshiva students who study full-time.”
By LAHAV HARKOV
Yesh Atid, which backed the government enlistment bill, said there was no reason to wait to pass the law, insisting that it not be changed “by even one letter” before going for its final votes.
19 haredim were arrested in the latest protest organized by the extremist Jerusalem Faction.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
The High Court struck down the previous arrangement in September 2017 as discriminatory, and gave the Knesset 12 months to pass a new law.
“I want to continue with this coalition until almost the end of the term,” he said. “This is a terrific coalition.”
By GIL HOFFMAN,JEREMY SHARON
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